SNAPSHOT: Kay Grissom-Kiely

NAME. Kay Grissom-Kiely. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? THELMA FROM SCOOBY DOO. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) PICKUP. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The Results.) THE PROCESS. STAY. When traveling, what’s your favorite place to stay the night? … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Molly Bradford

NAME. Molly Bradford. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? MERIDA FROM BRAVE. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) PICKUP. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The Results.) ALL OF THE ABOVE. STAY. When traveling, what’s your favorite place to stay the night? … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Shawn Whitworth

NAME. Shawn Whitworth. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? JANE JETSON. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) MOTORBIKE. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The Results.) THE PROCESS. STAY. When traveling, what’s your favorite place to stay the night? … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Mary Olson

NAME. Mary Olson. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? JANE JETSON. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) JAGUAR. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The Results.) ALL OF THE ABOVE. STAY. When traveling, what’s your favorite place to stay the night? … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Cassie Langstraat

NAME. Cassie Langstraat. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? DARIA. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.)  TESLA MODEL 3. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The Results.) THE PROCESS. STAY. When traveling, what’s your favorite place to stay the night? … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Kim Anderson

NAME. Kim Anderson ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? JANE JETSON. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) JAGUAR. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The Results.) THE PROCESS. STAY. When traveling, what’s your favorite place to stay the night? VILLA. STORAGE. … [Read more...]

When Scissors Take Over: Interview with Cindy Vattathil

Cindy Vattathil, a Bohemian mother of two from Houston, Texas, has been saving scraps of paper her whole life. Little did she know they would serve as a channel for her artistic voice. Like Matisse, she has found a youthful happiness when "painting with scissors," and prefers the medium of collage to her old acrylic paints. Aside from her art, Cindy enjoys clipping coupons, … [Read more...]

What Defines Learning? Amy Szczepanski

Dr. Amy Szczepanski is a math educator who works at the Art of Problem Solving. She previously coordinated education and outreach for the Remote Data Analysis and Visualization Center at the University of Tennessee, and in her spare time enjoys sewing and knitting, especially projects with a mathematical flavor to them. Trena Paulus interviewed Amy Szczepanski via Skype on … [Read more...]

Pine Beetles Might Answer Climate Change Questions: Dr Diana Six

Dr. Diana Six is a professor of forest entomology/pathology at the University of Montana who specializes in Pine Beetles and has connected their forest damaging activities with climate change. Her TEDx talk on the subject illustrates the troubling trajectory North American forests are headed in. Geek Puff founder, Toni Matlock, had a chance to sit down with Diana in her … [Read more...]

MEET the Women of SciGirls

Do you ever wonder who the women are that work somewhere? Do you try picturing what their day looks like? And then wonder, what are their challenges? What motivates them to work in STEAM fields? What are they eating? Just who are they? We do. “The Women of SciGirls” launches a series that puts a little frame around some women that work at the same place. If you would like a … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Lauren Moret

LAUREN MORET is an Assistant Professor. She studies and teaches qualitative research methods, which is how you use interviews, observations, documents, social media, etc. to do research with people! ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify? DARIA DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) PICKUP. ACTION. … [Read more...]

Chemistry is like a Lord of the Rings book: Becky Winnick

  I met Becky as she cheerfully picked through my yard sale with a keen eye. I admired her bright confidence instantly. I told her about my aspirations for a company like Geek Puff and she proudly stated she was a chemist at a local lab in Missoula, Montana. After talking more, she admitted she sought friendships with more women who shared her interests. She represented … [Read more...]

Is that Ray Bradbury’s illegitimate daughter? Physicist Dr Hai Ah Nam

Dr. Hai Ah Nam, a computational nuclear physicist, works with more computers than you do. About 299,000 more. She is one of the 4,480 scientists and engineers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. The laboratory was created in 1943 to separate uranium for the Manhattan Project (which developed the … [Read more...]

Where’s the Art in Science? Emily Graslie

As the host of the Brain Scoop, her educational and entertaining YouTube channel, 24 year-old Graslie shows how the intersection of science and art can be educational and hilarious and entertaining and beautiful. Graslie is also Chicago Field Museum's "chief curiosity correspondent" where she has been paid to squeeze goo out of a dead squirrel’s face and traipse through bat … [Read more...]